Scuba glasses: 5 reasons why your child should use them
We care about protecting the eyes of children from the sun's rays and look for the best glasses, with protection against all types of sun rays, including the ultraviolet. But, when we go with the children to the beach and the pool, they spend most of their time in the water. Do we monitor the protec
We care about protecting the eyes of children from the sun's rays and look for the best glasses, with protection against all types of sun rays, including the ultraviolet. But, when we go with the children to the beach and the pool, they spend most of their time in the water. Do we monitor the protection of your eyes underwater?
Discover why it is so important to monitor the health of our children's eyes underwater, especially in the case of the pool, where chlorine levels can be harmful to the eyes of children. Diving goggles are not a fashion, but a necessity for children.Diving goggles: the 5 reasons why children should use them
We are not aware that
ultraviolet rays cross the water, and that at 50 cm depth they exert the same damage as outside the water. The Madrid medical institution of ophthalmology Clínica Rementería (Spain) , shares with us these five reasons why diving glasses serve more than water games:1. The sun also reaches underwater:
Still submerged under the water, 50 cm from the surface, the sun's rays are equally intense. If we use water-resistant sunscreens so that the skin of the little ones is well protected, a diving mask will fulfill its protective function of the radiation that is received even though it is submerged. 2. Other substances that you find under the water:
Whether in the sea, in rivers, swamps or pools, in the water coexist so many germs and bacteria, which can be harmful to the eye health, as chemical elements that can affect the eye: chlorine, salt, traces of mosquito repellent or sunscreen. Diving goggles will ensure that they are protected from the first dip. "Good water glasses will protect them in their bathrooms since chlorine is extremely irritating, it can cause keratitis and irritative conjunctivitis, so the use of this type of glasses is highly recommended. But not only in the pool, it is also recommended for use in rivers, beaches or swamps, "warns Dr. Javier Hurtado, Medical Director of Clínica Rementería and responsible for Pediatric Ophthalmology. Busca 3. Look for diving goggles with UV protection, anti-fogging and quality: As important as checking on the labeling that the glasses have a UV protection system, they have an anti-fogging system. In this way we will avoid that every time the children have to remove and put on the glasses to clean them, allowing water to enter or ending up not using them. Three other keys to ensure that they are a quality product is that they have the CE seal and the ISO reference as well as the fact of acquiring them in a trustworthy establishment. También 4. It also protects them from dryness:
Curiously, water can cause the mucous membranes to dry out and dry eye symptoms develop, so the most comfortable solution is to use these diving glasses. If necessary, it is recommended to resort to artificial tears to refresh and calm the dry eye. Remember that ultraviolet exposure is cumulative throughout life and that is why it is important that we take into account
that children under 3 years of age should not be exposed to the sun. It is important to try to avoid photoexposure with all the elements within our reach: sunscreen, hat, umbrella ... Remember that 10% of tumors occur in the area of the eyelids, hence the importance of eye protection from the eyes. 6 months old If your children complain of pain in the eye, discomfort or spots on their eyelids you should go to the ophthalmologist.
Dr. Javier Hurtado. Medical Director of Clínica Rementería and responsible for the area of Pediatric Ophthalmology.